Posted: Dec 18, 2009 11:57 AM by David Ortiviz
Updated: Dec 18, 2009 11:57 AM
Students at one local elementary school got a big surprise Friday morning--the last day of school before Christmas break. Every students at Beulah Heights Elementary in Pueblo received a bag full of ten books.
More than 3,000 books were donated by the Dr. Barbara Swaby, with the Literacy for All Children Foundation in Colorado Springs. The group's vision is to give low income elementary school students 20 books a year.
"They're just so excited," said Danielle Romero, Principal of Beulah Heights Elementary School. "look what I got. Look what I got. It's not about look at this new toy--it's look at this book. I have book that I read when I was little and I still remember them, I read them to my children. It's a lifetime gift for them," she added.
As part of the book giveaway, Pueblo City Schools Superintendent Kathy West and other community members were invited to read a book to students in each classroom.